• Top 13 in 2013: November

    November 30, 2013

    Woah. It’s the last day of November. Where did the month go?

    I’m actually okay that November is over and December is just about here. The holidays are my favorite time of year! Even still, here’s a little love for November!

    Friday Favorites IV

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    Good morning and happy Friday! Here’s another Friday Favorites post, which highlights some of my favorite finds lately—some of which would make awesome stocking stuffers and holiday gifts! Power Link Tassel I saw this Power Link Tassel in Real Simple the other day and thought it was so cool.

    If There’s One Thing Pugs Know, It’s Love

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    This is the most adorable thing I have ever seen! [source] A pug proposal! Look at all of the heart-shaped balloons tied to those little Gremlins! Oh my gosh, I seriously can’t get over how adorable this is. You can read the whole story and see more photos here!

    Tips For Hosting a Giveaway On Your Blog

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    The other day, I received a question from another blogger asking about giveaway etiquette. Hey Tina! Do you have any posts on Giveaway “etiquette”? I just received some free goodies and was thinking about doing one on my blog.

    How to Have a Healthy and Active Carnival Cruise

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    Hello, hello! Remember the epic Carnival cruise that Mal and I went on during his spring break a couple of years ago? If not, here are some posts about our experience. It was awesome. Well, I recently had the opportunity to work with Carnival on a special post for Carrots ‘N’ Cake.

    Pug On Lap Rule & Green Envy Workout

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    It was a gorgeous day in downtown Boston yesterday! It was a little chilly, but beautiful and sunny at the same time. My doctor’s appointment went well. It was short and sweet like I expected. My doctor wants to wean me off the Uceris over the next few weeks, which, truthfully, I am really worried about.

    Meeting Jenny Simpson {Disney Wine & Dine Weekend}

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    Hellooooo! I’m having a blast here in Orlando! After sleeping in a little bit on Friday morning, our group headed over to the race expo at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Sarah, Julie, and I called each other the night before and coordinated our outfits for the day.

    Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K

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    Bright and early on Saturday morning, I ran Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K, a holiday-themed fun run through Animal Kingdom. I met our group at 5:30 AM to head over to the start. The sun was just starting to rise when we arrived.

    Be The Good

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    Hi, guys! First and foremost: A huge, massive, enormous THANK YOU to those of you who donated to Chad’s Lung Transplant Rehabilitation Fund! Lindsay texted me the other night to say thank you, and when I went clicked over to see how much was raised, the donations (almost $3,000!!) and comments literally brought tears to my eyes.

    1st Annual Friendsgiving

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    Our 1st annual Friendsgiving was a huge success! Our friends Josh and Courtney hosted this year’s event and next year someone else among the group will host. I love the idea of sharing the hosting role—so fun! The evening started with drinks, apps, and lots of catching up.

    Getting Ready For Our Pug Adventure

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    Good morning and happy Hump Day! Yesterday included all sorts of delicious food! Listen to this tasty day of eats: A two-ingredient pancake with almond butter on top—I also added a little maple syrup after I snapped this photo. Zaftigs for lunch! Bagel chips and cream cheese.

    The November Project

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    I finally tried the November Project! Yeehaw! And I roped Kerrie into trying it with me! I love her because she’s always up for an adventure! We were both invited to yesterday’s November Project workout on behalf of New Balance, who is hosting a variety of fitness events in and around Boston all month long.

    Grandma’s Wings & Dead Man Walking WOD

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    Good morning and happy, happy Friday! Breakfast My day started with Dunkin’ Donuts! Yay! Last night, when Mal and I were in bed about to fall asleep, we started talking about breakfast this morning. Mal likes to treat himself to Dunkin Donuts on Fridays (he loves their iced coffee and bagel sandwiches).

    Dating Deal-Breakers

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    Yesterday morning, I woke up to the sound of sizzling bacon. Ooh, yes. My wonderful and amazing husband was in the kitchen cooking us breakfast. Yay! On the weekends, I’m usually the one who gets up first and starts making breakfast.

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    Shel@PeachyPalate November 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Woop for tomorrow being December!!! Really need to start Christmas shopping!

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    Jessica Rose November 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for all the interesting links….always good to learn new things. ;)

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    padma November 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    It’s scary how fast time is flying by… Though I can’t wait for December holidays to get here…lots of reunion with friends and families! super excited! Just not so excited for the next 3 weeks of finals! :/

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    michelle kim November 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Sweeet. I liked the one about how to host a giveaway. It was super informative.
    Looks like November was a blast :)! Totally looking forward to December!

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    Sanaz@ Run for Cake November 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I love love love these posts. It’s such a great way to recap a month in one little post! Keep up the tradition… your just in trouble when we get to the year 2030… then its basically a summary of the whole months posts :)

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    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun November 30, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I am excited for a new month but I can’t believe how quickly November went by!!

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    Livi November 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I can’t believe it’s december already {tomorrow!} Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome!

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    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats November 30, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I’m so excited for December as it means only 3 more weeks of work till holidays!! Yay!!

    What another great month of posts! Hope you, Mal and Murphy have a great thanksgiving.

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    Alex @ Kenzie Life December 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    The Carnival Cruise post made me really want to go on a cruise! They sound like a lot of fun!

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    Melissa December 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Definitely agreed. November was a pretty quick month! Looks like your month was a great one!

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    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen December 2, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Looks like an amazing month!!! :)

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    Niki Mosier December 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    You had quite the month! I can’t believe how fast the month went either. Crazy.

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